"Today I’ll tell you the general news here in the Annexe. A lamp has been mounted above my divan bed so that in future, when I hear the guns going off, I’ll be able to pull a cord and switch on the light. I can’t use it at the moment because we’re keeping our window open a little, day and night"

Anne Frank's Diary, Monday 21st  September 1942


We are thrilled to announce our guest speaker for our Annual Lunch marking Holocaust Memorial Day

Taking place on January 18 2024, our Annual Lunch is an important and special event bringing people together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. 

We are honoured to have Sir Michael Morpurgo, one of Britain's most loved children's authors, joining us as our guest speaker. 

Michael began writing stories in the early '70's, in response to the children in his class at the primary school where he taught in Kent. One of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers, Michael was appointed Children’s Laureate in 2003, a post he helped to set up with Ted Hughes in 1999.

Michael has now written over 150 books, including Private Peaceful, Kensuke’s Kingdom, The Butterfly Lion, and War Horse, which became a hugely successful production from the National Theatre and then, in 2011, for a film directed by Steven Spielberg. He was awarded an OBE in 2007 and a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours in 2018 for services to literature and charity.

Tickets will soon be available if you would like to join us in January.


With many exciting auction prizes, take part in the charity auction today

This year we are one of four principal beneficiaries being supported by the Michael Josephson Charity Ball, one of the biggest fundraising galas in Manchester, breaking fundraising records and changing many lives. 

As part of this amazing event there is also a silent auction. There are lots of amazing prizes available such as luxurious trips to Italy or France, signed celebrity items, works of art, and once in a lifetime experiences to suit every taste. 

Take a look and get involved if you can, all money raised goes towards charities helping children and young people.



Eight Anne Frank Ambassadors from Yorkshire and the North East recently visited the Holocaust Centre North in Huddersfield as part of a series of day trips offered this summer to our ambassadors

Working with the Holocaust Centre North, they began by exploring the complexities of the roles people took during the Holocaust as rescuers, bystanders, collaborators or perpetrators. Through thoughtful and mature discussions, ambassadors reflected on what group different people belonged in.

The Ambassadors then had time to move around the exhibition. They were encouraged to follow the experiences of one of the 16 survivors who started the centre, before coming back together after lunch for a zine making workshop, creating and sharing a zine about something they wanted to see changed in the world.

These trips are a hugely valuable opportunity for our ambassadors to expand their learning, meet fellow Ambassadors and take part in meaningful discussions throughout the day, inspiring each other with project ideas or what they’ve already achieved as an ambassador.


We are very happy to welcome two new members to our team

A warm welcome to Ellie Veale who has joined us as our second Anne Frank Worker for London, and Lucy Allen our new Anne Frank Worker for Cumbria. Ellie went to the University of Birmingham to study Sports, Physical Education and Coaching Science and has worked in various mainstream and SEN schools in Southeast London as well as volunteering for Educate and Celebrate. In these roles she realised that she has a passion for educating about diversity, inclusion and challenging prejudice and we are very excited to have her join us.

We are also excited to welcome Lucy who studied Outdoor Education and went on to do a PGCE in Physical Education. She has lived in Cumbria for eight years, and will be continuing our work there which was launched so successfully last year.


Save the date! Join us to discover how our programmes are really making a difference. 

On Tuesday 21st November at 6:30pm-7:30pm we are holding a special online event to launch our impact report.

Each year, the University of Kent analyses evaluation data gathered from our programmes to assess the impact of our work. The expert input of Professor Dominic Abrams and researchers Katie Goodbun and Sarah Walton ensures not only that the Anne Frank Trust is head-and-shoulders above most charities in being able to prove our impact, but also that we are constantly honing and enhancing that impact as we respond to the research findings.

At this special event we will be joined by Professor Dominic Abrams to talk through our impact in 2022-2023 and show you how your support is changing lives.